FreeBSD + MySQL or PostgreSQL

Murray Taylor murraytaylor at
Mon Nov 8 22:00:04 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 15:16, James Pole wrote:
> On 9/11/2004, at 3:13 PM, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > Which one, MySQL or PostgreSQL,  is most compatible, stable, etc. with 
> > FreeBSD 4.x and 5.x
> >
> > P.S. I'm NOT looking for opinions on which is better a product.
> Both work perfectly fine with FreeBSD, although I find MySQL easier to 
> set up and maintain under FreeBSD. There are also more documentation 
> available on the web for MySQL+FreeBSD. However it is possible to run 
> PostgreSQL on FreeBSD without any problems at all, especially if you 
> have experience using PostgreSQL on other platforms (eg Linux) as the 
> set-up and maintenance process should be similar on both sides of the 
> fence.
> Are there any specific requirements you need in an SQL database server?
> Regards,
> James
We currently run MySQL in production very satisfactorily, 
and both on development systems.
>From a technical standpoint only (ACID compliance) we are considering 
switching the production stuff to PostgreSQL

Murray Taylor
Special Projects Engineer
Bytecraft Systems & Entertainment

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